Level 2 National Award In Infection Control


Infection Control

The control of infection is important in a wide variety of work places including any health care setting, the hospitality industry and anywhere where people are residing and working together.

It is essential that employees are aware of the hazards and controls associated with the spread of infection in their workplace. This is important not only for protecting themselves from infection but also to reduce the risks to those around them.

One of the most high risk environments is healthcare where every year, a significant number of people are made ill and die as a result of healthcare associated infections. Health care providers have a legal and moral obligation to ensure they are not contributing to these statistics.

The most effective way of ensuring that employees are aware of how to control the spread of infection is for them to receive appropriate training in infection control.

Learning outcomes:

  • Know common diseases and the chain of infection
  • Understand standard infection control procedures
  • Know how to apply standard infection control procedures
  • Know the correct management of spills
  • Know how to manage waste correctly
  • Understand roles and responsibilities in preventing infection

Guided learning hours for this qualification are 6 hours depending upon the mode of study and training needs of candidates, assessment is multiple choice.


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